Boating Safely

Spend a day on Old Hickory Lake with some volunteers who are working to keep us all safer on the water.

With over 700 thousand acres of surface water, 17 thousand miles of navigable waterway, and 32 major reservoirs, there’s plenty of places in Tennessee to go have some fun on the water. But when you add more than 260 thousand registered boats to all that water, the odds of getting in an accident go up. That’s why the TWRA and others are working hard to keep us all safe on the water. Wild Side Guide Eve Annunziato takes us to Old Hickory Lake in Middle Tennessee where members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary help us with a refresher course in boat safety.

If you like to boat but have never taken a safety course, don’t be afraid to sign up…you can find out how by clicking here

Ninety-five percent of boaters involved in an accident have never taken a boating safety class, so clearly, education is one of the best deterrents. And if you are us pressed for time, there’s even an online course so you can learn from right at home.

From show 2708

 

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